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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Earworms: 1975

It's 1975.


And disco is in bloom.  Bill Graham stages a benefit concert for San Fransisco's public schools, featuring the Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, Santana, Jefferson Starship, The Band, and a surprise appearance by Bob Dylan.  The film of The Who's Tommy premieres.  The Talking Heads, Iron Maiden, and The Sex Pistols form.  Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis.  David Bowie has his first #1 hit in the U.S.  Bruce Springsteen makes the covers of both Time and Newsweek - in the same week.


Big hits: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Elton John), Mandy (Barry Manilow), Please Mr. Postman (The Carpenters), You're No Good (Linda Ronstadt), Best of My Love (The Eagles), Have You Never Been Mellow (Olivia Newton-John), Black Water (The Doobie Brothers), My Eyes Adored You (Frankie Valli), Lady Marmalade (Labelle), Philadelphia Freedom (Elton John), Shining Star (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Thank God I'm a Country Boy (John Denver), Love Will Keep Us Together (Captain & Tennille), The Hustle (Van McCoy), One of These Nights (The Eagles), Jive Talkin' (The Bee Gees), Get Down Tonight (KC and the Sunshine Band), Rhinestone Cowboy (Glenn Campbell), Fame (David Bowie), That's the Way (I Like It) (KC and the Sunshine Band).


(ETA: No disco party last week, as class was cancelled due to ice storm.)